Adat Reyim Religious School

A Community of Friends

Shalom! Welcome to Adat Reyim Religious School!



Come be a part of our Adat Reyim community!
The Adat Reyim Religious School consists of Pre-K through Sixth Grade meeting on Sunday morning from 9:00-11:15 a.m.  Third through Sixth Grades meet on on Monday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with
Minyan running from 7:00-7:30 p.m.
On the weeks when Pre-K does not meet, we have a parent led play group during Religious School hours.

Our Inclusion Program  ensures that all of our students are able to have their educational needs met.  We accommodate our students both within the classroom structure and with special one-on-one or small group programs for those students needing a more individualized program.


Dear Parents-

Bruchim ha’baim and bruchot ha’baot!  Welcome to the new school year at Congregation Adat Reyim!

This year at Adat Reyim Religious School, our theme is Torah and Community.  During the year, we will explore and learn about Torah and how we become a stronger community within the school and within the larger congregation.


Schedule for Sundays

For Students in K-6th Grade:

9:00-9:15 a.m.- Meet and greet in the classrooms with students, parents, and teachers

9:15-10:40 a.m.- Classroom learning time

10:55-11:15 a.m.-1st and 2nd Grade Minyan- parents are invited to join with their students


7th-12th Grades will meet for Teen ExperienceAM EChaD:

5:-5:30 p.m.- Dinner

5:30-7:00 p.m.- Core and Elective sessions

5:30-6:15 p.m.- Confirmation Class with Rabbi Aft



Schedule for Mondays:

5:30-5:45 p.m.- Pizza dinner (available beginning at 5:15 p.m.)

5:45-7:00 p.m.- Special Torah program

7:00-7:30 p.m.- Monday Night Minyan




We would like to personally invite anyone interested in getting involved with the Religious School to come join our Religious School Education Committee.  The chair of our committee is Ellen Glaser Cowen. 

Dates and times of meeting will be sent out to families in our weekly Religious School email.


We are introducing a new means of communication this year.  Many of you will probably be familiar with it from school organizations, clubs, and after school activities.  It is called Bloomz.  If you have not already received an email with information of how to join with a class code, please let Stuart Hill our School Support ( know.  He will email you the invitation.  We will be using Bloomz to convey information concerning class communications, weather advisories, and last minute announcements.  You must opt in to the group, we will not register you.  Information will also appear on our website, but Bloomz will get information to you when needed.



Our tentative calendar for the year is on the website.  We are calling it a tentative calendar since activities are subject to change due to weather, etc.  For the most accurate and up-to-date information, please check the Adat Reyim calendar in ShulCloud.  Listed below, you will find the school dates for the rest of this school year.  Please keep checking our congregation’s website for the most up-to-date schedule.

Come join us in Torah and Community!

June 2017 

6/2 Friday

Confirmation @ 8:00 p.m.


6/4 Sunday

Teen Program @ 5:00-7:00 p.m.

6/9 Friday

Erev Shabbat Family Service @ 7:00 p.m.


6/11 Sunday

Teen Program with Special BBYO Program @ 5:00-7:00 p.m.

(more details to follow)


6/12  Monday

Education Committee Meeting

at the home of Rabbi Bruce and Sue Aft @ 7:00-9:00 p.m.




AM EChaD – One People – is the new Congregation Adat Reyim Teen Engagement program.  The name (and acronym) AM EChaD represents most of the important elements identified by our teens and their parents who attended our planning session at the end of the last school year for this new program: Aisrey=Teens    Mishpacha=Family    Eretz=Israel    Chagigah=Celebration    Dibur=Conversation

Based on input from our teens and their parents, and the philosophies and experiences of Rabbi Aft, Rabbi Weiner and our Director of Teen Engagement, Peggy Ephrath, the objectives of AM EChaD are:

  • Provide a safe sanctuary from the stress and interpersonal hassles of the day-to-day life of a teenager
  • Strengthen self-confidence and self-image via regular hands-on participation in social action programs
  • Strengthen Jewish identity and help prepare our teens to joyfully live Jewishly once they graduate for High School and move on to the next stage of their lives

We will provide a Teen Experience and a Teen Space in which our students will form strong, positive relationships and participate in authentic personal learning experiences.  Our Jewish learning will not be through classroom instruction; rather it will be through living a life of Jewish values.

Our first meeting is Sunday, September 11 from 5:00-7:00pm.  Please encourage your teen to join us and to bring a friend.  The friend can register for AM EChaD even if (s)he is not a member of Adat Reyim, as long as the friend is sponsored by a registered Adat Reyim member. Registration materials will be emailed early next week and will be available at the first few Sunday evening programs.





Meets once-a-month with our Kindergarten Class as a means of introducing students to our program.


Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Sunday mornings, 9:00 – 11:15 a.m.



7th Grade

Registration is included on the Religious School application.

Tefillah Class for those 7th Graders 6 months out from their B'nai Mitzvah date meets with Carolyn Kaplan-Solomond on Sundays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Parents will be called by the Tefillah teacher when their students is ready to be in the class. 

7th Grade meets during AM EChaD on Sunday evenings from 5:00-7:00 p.m.



3rd Grade – 6th Grade

Sunday mornings, 9:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Monday evenings, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

(A light dinner is provided)

8th Grade – 12th Grade

AM EChaD- our new Teen Engagement program begins this Fall! Click here for more information.


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